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500,000 take part in annual feast of Black Nazarene in Manila

Xinhua)  08:31, January 10, 2013

Devotees try to touch and kiss the life-size statue of the Black Nazarene during the annual feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila, the Philippines, Jan. 9, 2013. The Black Nazarene, a life-size wooden statue of Jesus Christ carved in Mexico and brought to the Philippines in the 17th century, is believed to have healing powers in this country. Authorities said about 500,000 people participated in the procession that started in Manila's Rizal Park. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)

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